Scholarships for Traditional Students

All scholarships have specific academic requirements in order to be renewed from year to year. Scholarship amounts are subject to change and should only be considered final when granted to the student by the university.


Franciscan Heritage Scholarships and Grants

Renewable each year and awarded to incoming freshmen based on high school GPA and ACT/SAT scores.

  • Trustee's Scholarship: $16,000 per year
  • President's Scholarship: $14,500 per year
  • Dean's Scholarship: $13,000 per year
  • Merit Scholarship: $10,000 per year
  • Opportunity Grant: $5,000 per year

Transfer Student Scholarships and Grants

Renewable each year and awarded to incoming transfer students who have attempted at least 12 credits at another institution. Eligibility is determined by your cumulative transfer GPA. Students enrolled in the RN to BSN or Respiratory Therapy programs are not eligible for these scholarships or grants as the tuition for those programs is already discounted.

  • Serra Scholarship: $12,000 per year
    (minimum 3.0 cumulative transfer GPA)
  • St. Bonaventure Scholarship: $10,000 per year
    (2.5-2.999 cumulative transfer GPA)
  • Transfer Student Opportunity Grant: $5,000 per year
    (2.0-2.499 cumulative transfer GPA)

Honors Scholarship

Awarded to incoming freshmen who demonstrate exemplary academic achievement. Students who have been awarded the Trustee's Level Franciscan Heritage Scholarship will be invited to campus to compete for an Honors Scholarship.

  • One Full-Tuition Scholarship
     

International Student Scholarship

Awarded to select incoming international (non-U.S. citizen) freshmen and transfer students.

  • $3,000 per year, renewable

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Automatically awarded to all incoming transfer students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

  • $3,000 per year, renewable

Legacy Scholarship

Awarded to incoming freshmen and transfer students who have an immediate family member who graduated from or currently attends Cardinal Stritch University.

  • $1,500 per year, renewable

Timothy M. Dolan Scholarship

Awarded to incoming freshmen who have graduated from a Catholic high school.

  • $1,750 per year, renewable

Campus Visit Grant

Awarded to incoming freshmen who make an official visit to campus between June 1, 2016 and May 1, 2017. An official visit is one arranged with the admissions office, a coach, faculty member, or another official representative of the University. In addition to visiting campus, an eligible student must gain acceptance and enroll full-time.

  • $500 per year, renewable


Boys & Girls Clubs Scholarship

Current club members enrolling in a traditional bachelor's degree program receive this $1,000 scholarship which is included in the student's financial aid package. We are extending this scholarship to parents of club members, and employees, who are seeking a daytime bachelor's degree to help improve access to a high-quality and affordable education. Find out more.

UMOS Scholarship 

Decide to start at UMOS and take courses focusing on general business management and leadership. These classes will help students complete either a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration or a Bachelor of Science in Management. After successfully completing the first four classes students will continue their degree program on campus or online.  Find out more.

Scholarships with Variable Award Amounts

Flahive Athletic Scholarship

Awarded to incoming freshmen and transfer students competing as part of one of our intercollegiate athletic teams. Renewable.

Franciscan Servant Scholars Scholarship

Awarded to incoming freshmen and transfer students who demonstrate involvement in volunteer and community service activities. Renewable.

Performing Arts Scholarship

Awarded to incoming freshmen and transfer non-theater majors who demonstrate an ability in music and/or theater. Renewable.

Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship

Awarded to incoming freshmen and transfer students majoring in the fine arts; eligibility is based on academic department and university admission requirements. Renewable.